No strings attached
Listening to music can get you in the zone and boost your endurance levels. But to really focus on your routine, it’s time to snip the cord and go hands-free for ultimate mobility. These Bluetooth-enabled sports earphones, available in major stores and online, will amp up your workouts with sound quality, and stick with you as you sweat through your reps.
JBL Endurance Jump, $115 Go hard and fast on your workout without worrying about slippery earbuds falling out with this water-resistant pair. Made with a soft and comfortable silicone material, it stands up to sweat and offers stability with its twist-lock ear hooks that automatically switches on and connects when worn. Instead of wires, it comes with a sturdy neckband that stays in place no matter how many squat jumps and burpees you do. Zapped up eight hours of playtime? A quick ten-minute charge will give you one hour of playback – good enough to power your routine.
SAFE AND SOUND
Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100, $249 Whether you’re pounding pavements or hitting the trails, this completely wireless pair allows you to hear your favourite tunes while keeping aware of your surroundings with its half-open ear tips – specially designed for a safer workout. While the sweatproof earbuds feel weightless and barely there, the flexible loops ensure a locked fit to follow through your longest and sweatiest runs. Forgot to charge up? Pop them into the portable charging case for just 15 minutes for a good hour’s worth of usage.
ALL ABOUT THE BASS
X-Mini Ray+ Xoundbuds, $79.90 Not a fan of ear hooks? These wireless earbuds stay anchored comfortably as you conquer your HIIT list, with the option of interchangeable ear wings in various sizes to ensure a perfect fit. It is designed to withstand perspiration and features enhanced bass to give you a deep rhythm to power your reps. Besides the wallet-friendly price tag, bonus points goes to the magnetic clasp that holds them securely around your neck when it’s time for a water break.